I’m 55 and fighting aging like mad. That means short of using animal droppings on my face, I will most new and innovative anti-aging skin care products. I am a fan of skin care products that provide not only temporary or “cosmetic” benefits, but one that will also provide cumulative results is like hitting the Fountain of Youth in a bottle.
Recently, I have had the opportunity to review a new skin care product via O Magazine–L’Oreal Revitalift Miracle Blur–tagged as an instant skin smoother, and “Erases the look of wrinkles, lines & pores.” I’m savvy enough to know that when a product claims to work on the “appearance” or “look” of anything, it is only a temporary fix. That description sounds all to familiar, like a commonality to the bourgeoning primer, BB Cream and CC Cream categories. However, when I looked further into the claims of the product, it became a bit more interesting.
About L’Oreal—Revitalift Miracle Blur:
Instantly Erases the Look of Wrinkles, Lines & Pores
With Opti-Blur Technology
Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Sunscreen
It’s Not a Moisturizer. It’s Not a Foundation. It’s More Than a Primer:
Introducing Miracle Blur, the first-of-its-kind instant skin smoothing finishing cream. Miracle Blur was specially formulated with a distinctive cushiony texture that instantly blurs lines, wrinkles, pores and uneven texture. This unique finishing cream blends seamlessly into skin so it instantly looks and feels smooth, leaving a velvet-soft matte finish. A finishing cream in the truest sense, Revitalift Miracle Blur should be the final step in every woman’s skincare routine, applied after moisturizer. It can also be worn under foundation for smoother, more even application and wear.
Why is it Different?
Revitalift is the first finishing cream that delivers instant results. Opti-Blur Technology diffuses light on skin for a soft-focus effect that instantly smoothes lines and wrinkles, hides pores and minimizes little flaws and imperfections. In 4 weeks, wrinkles, lines and pores appear minimized. Skin texture appears smoother.
1. I always read the label, including ingredients.
On first look, I thought L’Oreal—Revitalift Miracle Blur was just like any other smoothing type primer that I have used. Even though it’s not noted on the front of the tube the primary purpose of the product is for usage as a sunscreen. So I seem be getting mixed messages about the primary purpose of the product—Is is a skin smoother or is it a sunscreen? The active ingredients are all chemical sunscreens, so it makes sense that it should be designated as a sunscreen. Therein lies the problem, why tout a beauty product as a skin smoother when its specific purpose is a sunscreen? That bother’s me a tad bit.
2. Does it live up to its claim?
“Revitalift is the first finishing cream that delivers instant results. Opti-Blur Technology diffuses light on skin for a soft-focus effect that instantly smoothes lines and wrinkles, hides pores and minimizes little flaws and imperfections. In 4 weeks, wrinkles, lines and pores appear minimized. Skin texture appears smoother.”
Instant results? Yes. Skin imperfections are instantly blurred. I can actually go without makeup when wearing this miracle skin care product. And I just don’t do that. On the daily I wear at minimum tinted moisturizer, and I have to say, that I’m tempted to even forego my beloved tinted moisturizer with L’Oreal—Revitalift Miracle Blur.
Check out my pics below:
Before L’Oreal—Revitalift Miracle Blur
After L’Oreal—Revitalift Miracle Blur
3. Conclusion: Clearly there is an instant lifting and smoothing effect to my skin. Additionally, with continued use, L’Oreal—Revitalift Miracle Blur promises even improvement in the appearance of the skin. I’m looking forward to more improvement! Look forward to an update when I finish my tube.
1. Pro: Multi-tasking, clear formula (good for all skin tones), visibly diminishes flaws
2. Con: Marketed as skin smoother, label claims sunscreen
3. Price: $24.99
4. Buy Again: Yes
5. Packaging: 4 Blings
6. Overall: 5 Blings — product lives up to it’s claim as a skin smoother